Intellectual property

Businesses spend thousands of dollars a year on software and SaaS system purchases and upgrades, yet continue to fall into the familiar trap of immediately signing pre-printed or online “form” license agreements designed to protect the vendor, not the purchaser.  Some of these “form” agreements are non-negotiable but many can be modified upon request.  From…

Date: April 29, 2022 Time: 12 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time End Time: 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time Platform: Zoom Questions: Chat Link for Free Ticket: R. Dutt Iteration rules product development, but it isn’t enough to produce dramatic results. This book champions Radical Product Thinking, a systematic methodology for building visionary, game-changing products. In the last decade, we’ve learned…

Join us on April 13 from 10-10:45am for the next edition of our Scaling Skills Speaker Series, “The Top 5 Myths About Intellectual Property.” Andrew Strickland is a Partner at Lee & Hayes, and he will talk with us about recognizing and protecting our IP while avoiding IP infringement liability (and surely monetizing it can’t be far behind). …

A highly informative and engaging presentation on the different types of intellectual property – copyrights, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets – and how they impact businesses across industries. We will discuss the best time to engage, the pitfalls of not identifying and addressing IP early and the issue with litigation. We will also discuss how…

Brand counsel use many tools to help businesses protect their brands. The most common tool is registering a trademark with the US Patent and Trademark Office. This process seems simple but there is much that goes into the strategy behind filing the application and moving it towards registration. I thought it might be helpful to share information to…

Date: December 10, 2021 Time: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. EST Platform: Zoom Questions: Chat Click here for a ticket: Magnus Penker World-renowned thought leader, Magnus Penker, details a modern approach to innovation in his latest work Play Bold – How to Win the Business Game Through Creative Destruction. Warning! This book is disruptive! Reading the following episodes and implementing the advice therein may result in double…

There are four basic components to brand protection: searching, registering, policing and enforcing. These four aspects each have their own challenges which create a series of risks and opportunities. If done well, the four components work together in a way that achieves the business objectives of the brand owner. The area of enforcement is critical if you…

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